My ex and I still share an apartment. People seem to think this is the craziest thing ever and mention it to people we barely know. "Oh, you know A--- and H-----??? They broke up over a year ago and still live together! What do you think about that?!"
Say there's a job opportunity you can take to be closer to the SO you have been in a LDR with for 3 years. Pros: Interesting work, it's a state you want to live in, cost of living is somewhat cheaper, you will be 1250 miles closer to your SO. You'd be 30 minutes away from a pretty major metro area. pelomalo would be within driving distance of you. Cons: The job comes with a 16% decrease in pay (this is due to the fact that your pay will not be adjusted for high cost of living in a metropolitan area, not a demotion). The job involves 20-40% travel and you have a dog. You currently live in a state with no income tax and will be moving to a state with state income tax and local wage tax (not a huge deal but it does affect your already reduced take home pay). You will still be 250 miles away from your SO. You will have to drive twice as long to get to work. You'd be living in a small town (again not a big deal but you've become accustomed to city living).
I've been doing a lot of work in trying to find a house for myself and my friends to rent for the fall. It's down to two:
A place in which a bedroom is $550 per person (WAY cheap for this area) and is fairly spacious and has a deck. The downside of this one is that we share a basement with the other unit in the duplex, which means things could get really awkward for the bike workshop we want to set up and we couldn't do house shows. : / Both of those things are really important for us, but so is cheap rent.
A place with a private basement where we could have a bike shop and put on shows. Slightly less run-down, but also slightly more boring in terms of architecture. No deck, but potential roof access. The bathrooms are awkwardly distributed. Main detriment is that the rent is roughly $670 / bedroom (gross).
My friends are being unresponsive in voting on these and I'm afraid they'll both get rented out. Don't wanna make this decision alone. TQC, which place should we get?
Scenario: Someone you care for had a just baby and named it something grotesquely retarded. How out of line would it be to share your concerns and ask them to reconsider the baby's name?
EDIT: The baby's name isnt that bad, its just one of those pretentious, spelled weird on purpose names. For the sake of making the question more interesting I said the name was "grotesquely retarded." It wouldnt have been as fun if the question was about a not really that bad name.
People who were offended by my choice of words: I see where you're coming from. I don't agree 100%, but I'll try to choose my words more carefully.
One of my best friend's birthdays is approaching. For his boyfriend's birthday I put together a scrapbook which is something I've done for his major birthdays (21, 25) with notes from his friends, pictures, whatever.
I'd like to do something along those lines but we don't have as many mutual friends. He recently did a study abroad program, and I was thinking of contacting those friends to maybe send a post card from whatever country they're in to put into a book. Is that totally creeper of me?
OR I was thinking of taking the massive amount of pictures he has on facebook and putting them into a photobook on Shutterfly.
Which is least crappy? Do you have any other suggestions?
I'm relatively crafty and this won't be his only gift...I just really wanted to do something to make him feel extra loved.
I am a snacker! I snack all day long. Can anyone suggest some good, healthy snacks that don't require much in terms of preparation?
My usual healthy go-to snacks are popcorn with nutritional yeast, roasted pistachios (occasionally other nuts but these are my favorite), fruit, Greek yogurt, dark chocolate squares, pumpkin seeds, celery (which I LOVE plain) and recently, I've been obsessed with making popsicles; I just puree whatever fruit I have on hand and freeze it in my Popsicle mould.
I like a lot of variety and I would like to add to the list. Any suggestions? Either sweet or savory ideas welcome! The only limit I would place on suggestions is that I don't eat meat :)
I've asked for clothing advice before, having started dressing more and more feminine. Well, I bought a dress and am looking to find shoes to go with it. I'm not quite ready for heels, and like the idea of black boots but am not sure if that is "fashionable". I'm open to most anything else. I think I have awesome legs and would like things that would accentuate those.
What kind of person would you be if you had never been exposed to the Internet? I realized today I would likely be an overly religious, conservative, anti-choice misogynist, and be married with 2 or 3 kids because of the small town, southern mentality. I was horrified and have never been more grateful for the Internet.
A friend has invited my SO and me to a concert in NYC. We live about an hour by train from NYC, and the concert would likely run until 11:30 or midnight on a Saturday night. Trains don't really run that frequently on a Saturday night at that time, so we'd get home around 2 at the earliest. Both my SO and I would likely be totally exhausted and cranky by the end of the night, as we're not late night people (we usually go to bed around 10 or 11 even on a weekend night). We're not entirely sure if we even like the band (it's ska-swing). The only upsides are: getting to be in the city, and free music. Would you go?
So today I had an ultrasound and they found an ovarian cyst that was roughly the same size as my ovary, and that or a series of them have likely been responsible for the excrutiating pain I have been in. Validation feels awesome.
What is the greatest feeling of validation you have ever had and why?
DK/DC: on a scale of 1-10, 1 being Buckingham Palace and 10 being the worst cases on Hoarders how messy is your place?
(Mine is about a 4, with the kitchen closer to a 6).
I went to an interview and I'm writing my thank you email. Usually it's one person interviewing me, but this time there was two. One guy was the person I'd be working directly under and the other guy kind of dealt with my position, but not as close.
My question is can I write one email to them both thanking them and with my questions or should I write two separate emails? I just don't know what else I can put in another email. I don't want to leave one guy out, but I can only make up so much for a thank you email. :/
DK/DC: Are you watching American Idol this season? Do you watch from the very beginning or wait until it gets to the Top 10, 5, etc...?
In anticipation of the new "enhanced" Google experienced, I got a different (non-gmail) email address and most people are sending to me there, but a few of my friends are slow to catch on, so I have filters set up to forward their messages. I have a different gmail account for non-friend things (my kid's school, work-related mail) and the forwarding filters there are not working either. And now the kid reports that his gmail forwarding filters have stopped functioning. These were all fine when I went to bed last night...I'm guessing this has something to do with the "enhancements."
I'm not doing anything funky, just accessing all of my various accounts from the web. So it's not an apps problem (don't have a droid, don't have apps).
1) hypothetically, you are 18 years old and a classmate of your preferred sex behaves strangely around you. They are fine around everyone else, but when they speak to you, they won't look you in the eye. Sometimes, during idle moments, you catch them staring at you across the room. What do you think is up with them?
2) are there any particularly strange things you've witnessed teenagers doing in a school/college setting?